Auckland War Memorial Art Project
Auckland War Memorial Museum. Photo: Meredith Foley.
Auckland WWI art project to tour internationally, Scoop 3, from Creative New Zealand media release, December 2014
The Auckland War Memorial Museum has been awarded just over $174,000 by Creative New Zealand for exhibition Pare Kawakawa in the second round of WWI centenary grants . The exhibition (April – August 2015) will consist of photographs and new works from Michael Parekowhai displayed alongside collections items from the Museum and will tour internationally. The project aims to evoke a conversation on the universal experience of grief arising from WWI, the grief for those who died, the lives not lived, and loss of innocence.
First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-Commissioning Fund Creative New Zealand is offering a total of $1.5 million over three financial years through the First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-Commissioning Fund. This investment has been made possible with income from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.
The targeted fund supports national and international organisations to commission new, large-scale, collaborative work with New Zealand artists as part of the wider government programme to mark the First World War centenary (WW100).
Eligible projects will be collaborative and demonstrate potential for long-term relationships or cultural/artistic exchanges. The work should relate to the themes of the WW100 programme, include at least one international commissioning partner and be presented in at least two countries, including New Zealand. The works are to be presented nationally and internationally during the WW100 commemorations period over 2014 to 2018.
Expressions of interest for the third and final funding round will close 5pm on 2 February 2015. Applications are assessed via a two-stage process.
Visit www.creativenz.govt.nz/WW100 for further information on eligibly criteria and applying.